FOLLOWING the closure of all UK theatres due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jason Manford has announced that his 2020 Work In Progress shows have been rescheduled for January 2021.

He was due to perform at The Brindley in Runcorn on October 7 and 8 but these shows have now been pushed back until January 5.

All ticket holders will be contacted this week.

Jason has spent lockdown keeping the nation entertained at home with quizzes, comedy clubs for kids and his new weekly streamed comedy night Jason Manford Presents: The Weekly Stand Up.

Though he’s disappointed that his long-awaited return to the stage has been postponed, he’s looking forward to going back on the road from January next year.

Jason said: “I’m gutted that I’ve had to reschedule my warm-up shows this year, as I’ve been so excited to get back on stage after being stuck in doors since March, but safety has to come first.

"Thankfully we’ve only got to wait a few more months before we can sit in a theatre together and have a big old laugh.

"See you in January!”